Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Texture Tuesday - a Touch of Red.

Hello dear readers,

Today I am linking up to Kim Klassen - Texture Tuesday. This week is all about the colour red....I chose to have just a "touch of red" in my contribution this week.

My parents in law had a great selection of slides of their 8 children.
To make better use of the slides, my Mother in law, Molly, had a lot of them transferred to discs  and then gave a disc to each child. A much better idea for the preservation of those treasured memories.

I really love the old pictures.....it is so great to look at the young children in those photos.... children who I have only known as adults.

This is Greg.....having fun on his large 3 -wheeler.
 This was a' pre - training wheel' type of bike, for the young children not quite ready for the 'danger' of a two-wheeler! And just look at those cute, red, short overalls!
By the way, Greg is now in his 50's and doing a PhD.

I used 2 different layers from Kim Klassen to texture and age this photo. ( I have mis-placed the written list of the textures I used - sorry- will need to be more organised in future!)
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The original...I cropped it a little...goodbye large pole and most of the house roof!

The other family slide I have used in this way, was the 'Yesteryear' edition.- Kangaroo Feeding Time.
Have a look if you wish...

To see more photos of the red edition, please click on the Texture Tuesday picture on my blog side-bar and it will take you direct to the cafe at Kim's site. ( photos may not be up yet...just keep looking!)

Cheers for now,


25 comments:

Pink Tree Studio said...

What an adorable photo! The crop brings the focus in on Greg and the texture really enhances the vintage look! That is so wonderful that your
mom -in-law had the slides put on disks for everyone. I bought a scanner last year and intend~~one of these days~~to scan in my old photos and negatives, one of these days being a very nebulous phrase :~)

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Wow that is just beautiful what you did to that picture! I love it!!

Yue said...

that's beautiful. you made the vintage photo looks stunning. thanks for the visit.

Sandy said...

oh how I love these old photo's! You did a fantastic job with the textures and editing! I love, love that bike! I just had regular old training wheels lol

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

Very, very cool! I love this vintage shot and your treatment! Well done!

Anneke said...

Great way of upgrading an old pic! So nice with that little bit red!

Riet said...

What a beautiful way to preserve this photo!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

What a sweet photo! Love it! You did a really nice job with the textures. Put it in a frame and it will make a great gift for Greg!

Rosie said...

A great result - he looks as if he's having a blast!!

Neringa said...

What a great idea! Love the processing. This was the first photo that drew my attention, truly love it!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Nice processing; gave it a rather vintage look and feel to it. Thanks.

Pat said...

Your editing is just right - I love old photos too. It is fun to look back!

Lauri said...

Fabulous memory, great texture work to enhance the image.

Kathleen said...

This is such a classic image of childhood! I love the pop of red -- it really draws your eye toward the figure. Your crops and textures give it the perfect vintage look, too. How wonderful that your mother in law took the time to organize the family photos... not too many people like to take on that job. I'm trying to do that for my own pre-digital photos, and it is a mountain of work!

Kathy said...

Visiting from TT. What a wonderful idea to edit older photos. Honestly, I never even thought of it. What a great new way to "see" some of our loved ones. Great job.

Kathy

johanna said...

how cool that you have the fun to play on these old photos! great editing!

Lesley said...

The photo looks great Jenni - very evocative and I love his rosy apple cheeks!

fotogran said...

What a uniquely creative approach - I love it! Well done...

Pat said...

Love the adorable capture! The editing really gives your photo a vintage look.

Evelyn S. said...

What a delightful photo...and wonderful edit!

PrairieJill said...

What a great idea to use an old photo! Love the textures!

Kathy said...

That's fabulous...love that trike or whatever it may have been called. I think the textures you used really made it feel authentic. Great!

Kathy

ShonEjai said...

Fantastic edit! Well done!

Jenni said...

Thank you to all who dropped by my blog. I love Texture Tuesday and the opportunity to see all your photos and meet you all.
jenni

Anki said...

Very nice!

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